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Longer than you would need,you will still get several years of use out of it.
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yep, the chip is pretty resilient so as long as you dont push too much volts through it and temps are good it will last years. find a nice balanced stable overclock and you will be fine thumb.gif
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I ran my FX-4100 at 4.6Ghz with 1.5v for over a year now and its still going.

Granted I do run with cool and quiet and a quite large HSF. Temps are 60 ish in torture testing 50 with normal use.

The 6300 should be able to get around that speed with slightly less volts. Just make sure to keep an eye on temps as it will generate more heat and it has a lower max recommended maximum temp.
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could you tell me what the normal temps should be and what the overclocked temps should be so i have a guide
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Normal temps vary from chip to chip due to the voltages being different from one to the next. I would say 40-50 stock, and 50-60 overclocked. Just dont let it go over 60 for any length of time as it can degrade your cpu.
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Normal temps vary from chip to chip due to the voltages being different from one to the next. I would say 40-50 stock, and 50-60 overclocked. Just dont let it go over 60 for any length of time as it can degrade your cpu.

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You have watercooling so why not use it? Overclock that chip as high as you can, why wouldn't you?
 
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You have watercooling so why not use it? Overclock that chip as high as you can, why wouldn't you?
I've only ever overclocked once before.
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Oh, stock temps I mentioned would be with stock cooling also. OC temps are what I would consider safe, regardless of cooling method.
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No, don't OC it. You should underclock it if anything.

Uh.... What? This is OCN, not UCN. Get out. tongue.gif
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